One of my readers in the UK, Kevin, asked me a very interesting question.
“I’ve noticed that when my neighbours are away my system sounds better with wider and deeper soundstage, better bass etc. Is this because something next door is having an effect like electrical appliances or is it psychological because I know they’re away and I can crank the system up and relax knowing that I’m not disturbing anyone?”
It’s a very difficult one to answer in a vacuum and without Kevin having a Power Plant in the system.
With a Power Plant in the system, I could have told him with a great deal of confidence that it was the latter rather than the former.
But, no such luck.
If I had to guess, I would think it’s likely a combination of the two with emphasis on the psychological side.
When we feel free to relax and crank up the system magic happens.
But always better with the Power Plant’s safety of knowing the power is never going to be a problem.